Mar 20 2014
Earlier this week, Rep. Donald M Payne, Jr. and nearly 200 lawmakers signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to use executive authority to ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors.
Mar 19 2014
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – United States Senator Robert Menendez and Congressman Donald Payne Jr. paid a visit to the village firehouse on Wednesday to announce the awarding of a $339,600 federal Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to the South Orange Fire Department that will be used to hire two new firefighters.
Mar 18 2014
SALT LAKE CITY — Dov Siporin was only 33 when he learned he had stage 4 colorectal cancer and that he likely had one to two years to live, just months after he noticed symptoms of the disease.
"I got the bad lottery draw here," he said. "No family history of it, nothing. The lightning just struck."
He has a message for people over age 50: Get screened.
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Mar 06 2014
With ardent advocacy by Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr., President Barack Obama has declared March 2014 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Mar 03 2014
ACG, AGA and ASGE thank Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr., (D-NJ) for his efforts in securing this Presidential Proclamation declaring March 2014 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Rep. Payne, Jr. has made it his mission to raise awareness about colorectal cancer.
Feb 28 2014
Congressman Donald Payne Jr. is weighing in the controversial One Newark Plan to overhaul the city’s public schools. He sent an official letter to Superintendant Cami Anderson.
The letter notes that an effort to strengthen the district’s traditional public schools as well as charters is noticeably absent from the plan. It goes on to question the decision to close several district schools and even asks how the plan will serve the city’s special needs children. Payne says he felt it was time to address what is happening in his district.
Feb 24 2014
United States Representative Donald Payne Jr., a Democrat, persuaded the Army Corps of Engineers to examine the flood risks of the Rahway Arch. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy submerged this entire marsh in churning ocean waters.
CARTERET, N.J. — We slip slided, a zoologist, two environmentalists and I, across ice, snow and mud toward a wire fence with a sign: Environmental Investigation Cleanup.